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October 6, 2008 1:15 PM

O.J. Simpson Had an Acquittal Party Planned (Whoops!)


Hopefully you kept that receipt for the present you bought for O.J. Simpson and his acquittal party.

Yes, that's right: Simpson was so confident he would not be found guilty, he had already planned a party to celebrate that night. Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, everyone's favorite eye-patched reporter, has the story:

Simpson associate Thomas Riccio, after an in-studio interview Friday with radio talk-show host Anthony Crivello and retired Las Vegas police detective Phil Ramos, invited them to join O.J.'s entourage at an undisclosed location.

"That's how certain he was," Crivello said during an interview on Saturday, a day after Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were found guilty on all counts, including armed robbery and kidnapping with a deadly weapon.

"He's been predicting a hung jury," said Ramos, who attended the trial and provided expert commentary on Crivello's show, "The Sicilians" on Fox Sports Radio KBAD-AM, 920.

"The first thing that popped into my head," Ramos said, "was Sandy Murphy." He was referring to Murphy's overconfidence the day the jury began deliberating in 2000 when she and Rick Tabish were accused of killing casino operator Ted Binion in 1998.

I'd love to know the playlist from that get-together. I assume "Free as a Bird" and "I Will Survive" were prominently involved. Or my personal favorite, Papa Roach's "Getting Away With Murder."

"I am getting away with murder
it isn't possible
to never tell the truth
but the reality is I'm getting away with murder
(Getting away, Getting away, Getting away)"

H/T: Deadspin, photo courtesy of The Smoking Gun

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